The ZHB Lübeck is a member of the GBV Common Library Network. This is a union of a number of libraries in the german federal states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen und the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. You can research the collections of these libraries in the Gemeinsamen Verbundkatalog GVK and make orders. In addition to the collections of the member libraries, the GVK catalogue also shows the periodicals of all direct-delivery libraries and other university libraries.
If a work is not shown in the GVK, there is an inter-union loan system. Copies of articles can be ordered from non-GBV libraries which are in other unions eg. Nordrhein-Westfalen/Rheinland-Pfalz (HBZ), Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV). Orders are forwarded on through the inter-loans system to other library unions. The link to the inter-union loan system is shown when there is no hit the GBV
If an order is not found in either in the GBV or in the inter-union loan system please ask the information. We will check other ways to fulfill the order.
Please use the search slot and combine the title and the author for example. The default search [ALL] works fine with this kind of search. You can also switch to specific options like ISBN.
When you get a hit list choose the right title. Only print books can be borrowed, ebooks cannot be borrowed because of their copyrights. You can borrow individual chapters from some eBooks. For this is a new feature you can see this options only by trying it out.
You don't have to choose a certain library, just click on "loan request" (or "copy request" if you want a single chapter from an ebook - appears only when possible). Please check your personal informations before sending the order. The password you have to use is not your library password from the ZHB, after the registration for interlibrary loan you received a password for this service.After sending your order you see an overview and the number of your order. That number is helpful when there are problems with it.
Ordering of journal articles
If you want to order an article from a journal, look for the title of the journal in the GVK catalog. You can choose between different search keys above the search field, e.g. [SER] series, periodical (keywords) or [BJT] Beginning of journal title (phrase) or, if known, [ISS] ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). You enter your suitable terms in the search area.There is also the option of an "advanced" search with advanced options to refine your search, for example by "material selection" for journals or „language".
Since March 2017, articles can be ordered from both printed and electronic journals! You can recognize them by the symbols for the material type before each hit, one for "Periodicals / Series (printed)", one for "Periodicals / Series (online)". If the provision does not work with the electronic version, you can switch to the printed version or vice versa.
So select the relevant hit from your hit list and order it by clicking on "Copy request". The next step is to register with your "User ID" (library card number) and your special interlibrary loan "Password". The next screen is the entry of the year and volume of the journal. Then the main screen of the order follows along with your personal data. Here you have to add further detailed information about the desired article such as author, title, issue and page numbers. (Page references).
The normal fee for one interlibrary loan is € 1.50 as stated. Some libraries may charge additional costs for more than 20 copies.So, in this case, remember to accept or reject additional costs (usually up to € 8) by selecting one of the two options on the order form.
To finally confirm your request, you must mark below that you are using the requested copy only for non-commercial purposes. Repeat your password again and then click on the request button.A confirmation with an order number and the number of interlibrary loan units remaining for you should now follow.